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Project Officer

Vacancy #:   3974
Unit:   Biodiversity Conflict Mitigation around the Refugee Camp of Cox’s Bazar District Project
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  (This position is based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh)
Reporting to:   Project Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   30 May 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (7 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   12 February 2019
BACKGROUND
This is a local recruitment. Only Bangladeshi nationals are eligible to apply. The recruitment and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Bangladesh.

IUCN Bangladesh, with support from UNHCR, has been implementing a year-long project entitled ‘Biodiversity Conflict Mitigation around the Refugee Camp of Cox’s Bazar District'. This initiative will implement human-elephant conflict mitigation measures in and around the forcibly displaced Myanmar citizen’s camp in Cox’s Bazar involving the refugee and host communities. It will further raise environmental awareness among the refugees and local community, and will conduct advocacy with other stakeholders for overall, long-term environmental improvement of the camp area and beyond.
JOB DESCRIPTION
SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh, and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Officer will be responsible for the following matters related to the project:

1. Assist the project team to implement the project by developing and implementing the work plan, and designing and conducting surveys, assessments, researches, and field interventions;

2. Develop a monitoring protocol with specific indicators in line with the PPA and use it in project performance monitoring from activity to results levels;

3. Develop a framework for human-elephant conflict mitigation activities as per the guidelines from IUCN and UNHCR and facilitate its implementation;

4. Coordinate the capacity building training programmes for the local community and Elephant Response Teams (ERTs) and provide necessary support related to training programmes;

5. Coordinate to organize dialogues, discussions, and meetings with UNHCR, CIC/RRRC, Bangladesh Forest Department, local and district administrations, security agencies, and other UN, development, and international agencies, as and when needed to implement the project;

6. Act as the focal point for ensuring all project deliverables, project reports (technical, financial, and operational), progress reports, workshop reports etc. are submitted and accepted by the donor on a timely manner as per the agreement;

7. Assist IUCN Bangladesh to build networking, partnership and collaboration with the government, non-government, national and international organizations and relevant stakeholders by consultation with UNHCR and IUCN for understanding the key areas of conflict and opportunities of the project;

8. Coordinate in organizing different project events with people of concern and other stakeholders (e.g. discussions, meetings, workshops, training sessions, knowledge sharing events, and promotional opportunities for the project) in Cox’s Bazar and other parts of the country;

9. Coordinate the project team in data collection from the fields on human-elephant conflict to understand the nature, scale and related attributes (e.g. population, demography, routes, corridors, environment, social structures, nature of loss and damage caused by elephants, and sensitive issues related to forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens) that are affecting the conflicts;

10. Provide support to the other projects of IUCN Bangladesh in the Cox’s Bazar region and elsewhere;

11. Contribute to IUCN Bangladesh's integrated programme planning through providing inputs into project proposal development, project management, implementation and monitoring, workshops, publications, and papers;

12. Contribute to the growth of the IUCN by designing and implementing projects under thematic areas, particularly on biodiversity conservation and natural resource governance, and in the light of IUCN Programme 2017-2020;

13. Assist in developing and submitting proposals to appropriate agencies to fund initiatives complementary to the UNHCR-funded project and in line with IUCN’s mandates;

14. Support the institutionalization of relationships with members, commissions, partners and other organizations of IUCN Bangladesh’s constituency;

15. Ensure that IUCN’s and UNHCR’s policies and mandates as outlined in the PPA is duly complied with in all project activities; and

16. Undertake any other tasks that may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator and the Project Manager of IUCN Bangladesh, from time to time.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Master’s in Zoology, Wildlife, Forestry, Environment Science or other related fields.

• At least 5 years’ professional experience relevant to the assignment as defined in the terms of reference.
Working experience with local community people will be added an extra advantage.


• Good presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English and Bangla are essential.
SALARY
The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from BDT 1'031'808 to BDT 1'289'760.
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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